Monday, 2 May 2016

Cocktail Emma

Happy May Day everyone, anyone got anything nice planned?  Nothing much on the cards here, I was hoping to go for a run, but yet again I have woken to rain.  Think it's set to improve though so hopefully this afternoon I'll get out.

A new stamp purchase for me today after I was requested to make a cocktail themed card for a friend. Honest, I did check through all my stamps before I headed online and found this super digi from Pink Gem.

So said image was partially coloured with Promarkers, paper pieced and then given a good dose of glossy accents, which resulted in...

Think I'll do more like this for my card box as I have a feeling an image like this could sell quite well after all who doesn't like cocktails and this is a great party/celebration style image.

Pink Gem - Favourite colour combo - Black/white/grey
Allsorts - With a cherry on top!
Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays
Through The Purple Haze - Add a number
Crafty Creations - White, Black & a pop of colour
Paper Shelter - Pearls
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes - May
Stamping Sensation - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cats R Best

The latest challenge over at As You Like It is pick your favourite animal and say why - clearly I couldn't sit this one out and clearly there is one obvious choice - well in my case anyway!

Cats win hands down, they are loving and cuddly, cute and funny, loyal when they want to be and easy to look after/co-exist with!

Currently I have two cats, Femo a 6 year old female and Merlot a 2 year old male.  Love them to bits and could never be without a feline companion...or two!

Anyway back to the challenge and my card,

It uses a Sami stamp, two sided papers and some die cuts.

As You Like It - Favourite animal - CATS - see above!
City Crafters - Balloons
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Passion for Prpmarkers - Digital
ShowUsYour Pussies - Furrything goes
Sami Stamps - Add pearls or beads - pearls on hearts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

And finally just so there is no doubt, this is why I like cats best...

 Meet Merlot
 My one eyed cat!
 Here as a kitten before his op!
& my senior lady, Femo

Love ya lots Merlot & Femo xxx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge again over at Ooh La La, and Allison has chosen a photo as our inspiration for this one.  The photo is shown at the end of this post and on the main blog

There were lots of elements in the picture that could be drawn upon, the colours, the images or even the age! I chose to go with a combination of the grey colour from the car, and flowers from the bonnet. Granted my flowers are probably more Spring than Summer, but you get the idea. (Put that down to the current weather conditions...Summer still feels like a long way off!)

The files used on this one are called "Jonquil and Violets" off the Yesterday's Memories CD and the card is finished with candi, a lovely ribbon and a butterfly.

Fussy & Fancy - Female Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp - Make it girly
Clear It Out - Nature - Flowers, old ribbon & candi
Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

"The Inspirational Photo"

Thursday, 21 April 2016


I love that name - "a Doodledallion" and that apparently is what is featured on the front of todays cards!  To be more specific, they are Fred She Said Dragonfly Doodledallions and they were part of a fantastic Fred She Said prize I won the other week at Holly Jolly - Thanks guys!

So it's pre-coloured images again for quick cards all to put in my charity box for CRUK.

Fab n Funky - Winged Things
Digi Chooseday - Tic-Tac-Toe - Wings/Nature/Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Things with Wings
Crafting When We Can - Birthdays well as making cards I have actually started running again!  Yup training has commenced for my 5k in June.  Not the biggest distance I know, but Paula Radcliffe I ain't.  Currently I am running about 2 miles, don't know what that is in km's but I know it's no where near...yet!  Jx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Baby Gems not lettuces, Pink Gem teddies as baby cards!

Today's post features another couple of pre-coloured images made up into baby guessed sell in my card box for Cancer Research UK.  Over the last couple of weeks my card box has being doing the rounds, and to date it has raises £29, but it's still nice and full, (cause I keep topping it up) so hopefully it will raise far more in the weeks to come.

Sorry, picture quality isn't great - can't seem to get the right amount of light onto my cards despite them being in the window!

Papers this time are old favourite 12 x 12 Craft Creation sheets and the sentiments LOTV and computer generated.

A Gem of A Challenge - Teddy Bears
SSW2 - Sketch 87

The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Catz - Monochrome

Friday, 15 April 2016

Grown With Hedgehog Love

It's a long time since I've posted a card daily, but I've managed this week cause the weather was so rubbish at the weekend.  Instead of being out in the garden as I had hoped I was stuck in doors, so what else was there to do but craft!

So, another card using a pre-coloured Di's digi today - this time it's "Grown With Hedgehog Love", a sweet image which I've added to a kraft card base.  Now this time, I'm using papers which were sent to me by my lovely friend Sue, I've had them over a year now, and never quite got round to using them.  Obviously I was keeping them for best, and I'm glad I did cause I think the colour fits perfectly with this image and my kraft card - hope you agree!

Di's Digi Challenge - Embossing
Cutie Pies - Woodland Friends
Clear It Out - Springtime Stash - (papers in my case) & Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Embossing
Paper Shelter - Flowers everywhere
Cardz for Galz - Use an embossing folder.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spring Flowers

Hi folks, I'm back again today with another DT make as it's challenge day again over at MAWTT and Gail has picked
Spring Flowers
as today's theme.

Now I swithered on this one, I have loads of daffodil stamps and to be fair, they only see light of day this time of year so I was going to use one of them, but in the end, a last minute switch and this little beauty from All Dressed Up landed on my craft table!  The image is called Springtime and is available here.(I guess the rabbit makes it Spring!)

So papers today are LOTV, as are the tags.  The pearls are from Hobby House (Still the ones from you Pami, ta!) and the colouring by Promarkers.

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight's - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Girly & Pretty
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Spring is in the air
Creative Corner - Flower Power

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Totally Fabulous

I'm back again today cause I just had to make a card using the fantastic, or should I say "Totally Fabulous" stamp I won over at PB and more Challenge.

Obviously it's a PB, a slapstick to be precise and it's quite a big stamp, so I kept my card nice and simple, coloured the image the same as the example on the pack, and this is what I made...

Sentiment from a Taylored Expressions set.

PBand More - birthdays
Stamping Sensations - One for the girls
AAA - Challenge 62 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Bright Colours
Robyns Fetish - Add a sentiment
The Corrosive Challenge - Girls/Ladies
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes